Getting around these clunky, funky weights.
Spend much time in the gym and you’ll probably come across some odd-looking objects that look like part medicine ball and part handbag.
These oddities are known as kettlebells, and they may hold the secret to improved fitness. However, if you’re not careful, they can also cause your physical downfall.
Here’s a quick look at kettlebells and how you can use these strange weights to your advantage.
In essence, kettlebells are bowling balls with handles. Compared to other weight-training tools, the strange shape of kettlebells force weight lifters to focus on their every movement, which results in a whole-body workout with a lot of focus on the lifter’s core. Traditionally, kettlebells are made of cast iron and come in weights that range from 2 to 100 pounds. The relatively light weight of the heaviest kettlebells is made up by the range of muscles that get worked out when using kettlebells for any exercise. (more…)